Elisha, part 5

Stuart Olyott focuses on 2 Kings 4:8-27. Excellent sermon. Excellent.

Like pretty much all of his sermons, but you know.

I can’t say much more, but I will quote something that left me swallowing and blinking tears.

“And [Elisha]’s a man of like passions, like we all are. They were men, you know. And he’s agitated in his spirit and he can’t keep it up and he comes downstairs and he walks up and down with his spirit all in turmoil and agitated. And then he returns and prays, because he is conscious he has no power of his own. The power must come from outside.

And my mind flashes immediately to the Lord Jesus Christ. Elijah prayed with great intensity when the dead had to be raised. Elisha prayed with great intensity when the dead had to be raised. Jesus simply stood in a bedroom and said to a little child, ‘Little girl, I say unto thee, arise.’

He stood outside Nain, and as the coffin trunk came by, He says, ‘Young man, I say unto thee, arise.’

He stood outside Lazarus’ tomb, He simply said, ‘Lazarus, come forth!’

The power which Elijah and Elisha prayed for outside themselves was the power that Jesus Christ had within Himself. Because He is God.”

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